Deacons

Description:

1 Timothy 3:8-10, 11-12 states that “the deacons must be grave, not doubled tongued, not given to wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience, and let these also first be proved; then let them me the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well,… purchase to themselves a good degree and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

 

Duties:

If the prosperity of the church is in any degree, dependent on the prompt and effectual performances of the duties belonging to the deaconship, those who are appended to that office must know what those duties are. It is their nature, extent, and obligation. For all practical ends, we should as well be without deacons, as to have those who are ignorant, incompetent, or unfaithful. They are not only useless, but also hurtful to the church.

Duties of the deacons are also to:

  • Maintain the up keep of the church (empty garbage, change light bulbs, pull weeds, clean up, free debris, etc.)
  • Prepare sanctuary for service at any given time
  • Assist with communion
  • Collect all offering and tithes
  • Solve minor problems before reaching the pastor’s desk
  • Lead by example
  • Follow leadership
  • Pray for those who need it
  • Prevent as much unwanted stress on the pastor as possible.

 

Uniform:

All deacons should follow the leadership of our Shepherd and should always wear a shirt and tie when there is church service (Sunday, Tuesday and Friday)